Who can get a SuperGold or Veteran SuperGold card, how to replace a lost card, where you can use the card in New Zealand and Australia. The card is issued by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
Who can get a card
You automatically get a SuperGold card or Veteran’s SuperGold card sent to you when you turn 65, if you get NZ Superannuation (NZ Super) or a Veteran’s Pension.
If your partner or spouse has included you in their NZ Super application as a non-qualifying partner, you’ll both get a card when their application has been approved.
Even if you do not get NZ Super or a Veteran’s Pension, you can still apply for a card — criteria apply.
If you’re already getting a benefit
If you’re getting a benefit from Work and Income before you turn 65, you will not be able to apply for a SuperGold card until your 65th birthday.
How to apply for a SuperGold card
You can apply for a SuperGold card if you are:
- at least 65
- a New Zealand resident.
Information about how to apply is on the SuperGold website. The application form can be downloaded from the section about applying for the card.
Forms are also available at Work and Income service centres.
Return your completed form to MSD with your identification (ID) documents, by mail, email or to a service centre.
How to apply for a Veteran’s SuperGold card
You can apply for a Veteran’s SuperGold card if you:
- are at least 65
- are a New Zealand resident
- have a qualifying operational service.
More information about the criteria and documentation requirements is on the SuperGold website in the section about applying for a Veteran SuperGold card:
If you need to provide a certified copy of a document
A certified copy is a copy of the original document that has been copied, stamped and initialled by a Justice of the Peace, a solicitor or a Court Registrar. Your local Work and Income office can also certify copies for you.
When to apply
Depending on your situation, you may be able to apply for a SuperGold card or Veteran’s SuperGold card in the months before you turn 65.
Contact MSD by freephone, email or ask at their service centre, to check if you’re eligible to apply before your birthday.
What you can use your card for
Use your SuperGold card or Veteran SuperGold card to get business discounts, free or discounted council services, and free off-peak travel on public transport.
On the SuperGold website you can find discounts on offer by searching:
If you use a Community Service Card
If you use a Community Service Card, your details are added on the back of your SuperGold or Veteran SuperGold cards, so you can use it for both health subsidies and SuperGold discounts.
Note that this card has an expiry date and MSD will contact you when it’s time to update your card.
Using your SuperGold card in Australia
Check for available discounts in the different Australian states.
Australians using a Seniors Card in NZ
If you have an Australian Seniors Card in NZ, ask the business if you can use your card to get a discount. Discounts do not apply to public transport.
Replace a lost or stolen card
You can order a free replacement card by contacting MSD:
Update your details
To update your details, such as if you changed your name, contact MSD: